New 'Game of Thrones' Trailer Promises More Action (and Bigger Dragons)
Expectations are running high for Season 4 of "Game of Thrones." After the massacre of the Red Wedding that managed to top the Battle of Blackwater in Season 2 and the beheading of Ned Stark in Season 1, audiences are waiting to see how the show will top itself.
Here are some of the high points from the 15-minute trailer that premiered Sunday night.
On the Red Wedding
You'd expect Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) to say about the Red Wedding, "I knew it was coming and it ripped me up inside. I cried." But the Hound (played by Rory McCann) saying "I actually shed a tear then" is a bit more surprising.
Things are not looking good for Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister. His ability to talk his way out of anything doesn't appear to be much help for him this season. “This time around, he's left as an audience member,” says Dinklage.
Co-showrunner David Benioff says, "This is definitely the most dangerous season for Tyrion. It seems like almost every episode, he's in jeopardy of getting his head removed from his shoulders." Lena Headey says her character Cersei Lannister apparently makes it worse: "There's no boundary with her and Tyrion of inflicting emotional damage. She's quite happy to do it.”
But he does get a hand up (though not two) in the form of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's Jaime Lannister. The two brothers "definitely have a love that Tyrion doesn't have with the other members of his family," according to Dinklage.
On the newcomer to King's Landing, Oberyn Martell
"He's very, very dangerous. But he's also good," says Pedro Pascal, who plays the new character. Of course, being "good" in the land of Westeros doesn't usually work out. (See Ned, Robb, Catelyn, Talisa, Maester Lewin, Grey Wind, Lady...) Though he's coming for vengeance, which has a pretty good track record of success.